Yesterday, the most popular Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced that he would be leaving the platform in order to stream exclusively on Microsoft-owned Mixer. The news was announced in a fake press conference video where the streamer stated that nothing will change in terms of content.

It’s a bit of a shock, having in mind that Ninja is abandoning nearly 15 million followers on Twitch. We can assume that Mixer approached the streamer with a very beneficial proposition. How else would he abandon the most popular streaming platform for the one which has more than 20 times fewer users? While the deal wasn’t disclosed, it’s safe to assume that a lot of money was involved.

To further promote Ninja’s transition, Mixer is currently offering free subscriptions to Ninja. This includes a small icon next to the nickname in the chat, custom Ninja emoticons, and ad-free content. If you’re a dedicated fan you can snag your subscription to the popular streamer until September.

Ninja became the most popular streamer in the world when he started streaming Fortnite, however, he began his streamer career playing Halo games and it seems that’s one more reason for the transition to Microsoft-owned platform. In his fake press conference video, we can get a glimpse of Master Chief hanging in the back. Having in mind that Halo collection is coming to PC real soon, and Halo Infinite launch is scheduled for next year, we might expect Ninja to get back to his roots.